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Croatia Islands Cycling Adventure

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8-day Cycling holidays in Croatia with island hopping and cycling through typical island landscapes, taking in the beauty of old stone towns and pebble beaches. Visiting Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet and Pelješac before concluding the tour in Dubrovnik. A true Dalmatian cycling delight.

 

 

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  • Reviews 4 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Cycling
    • Activity Level Moderate
      3/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      2-10
    All about the Croatia Islands Cycling Adventure.

    8-day holiday in Croatia with island hopping and cycling through typical island landscapes, taking in the beauty of old stone towns and pebble beaches.

    The Dalmatian Coast is one of the true wonders of Europe, with the clearest waters in the Adriatic Sea, magnificent historic and cultural interest. Experiencing this special region by bike is by far the most rewarding way to travel. Exploring small fishing villages and the stunning Dalmatian Coast landscapes. The magical towns of Dubrovnik and Split. Enjoying the regional cuisine and relaxing at night in your self contained apartment.

     

    From your arrival in Split until the end point in Dubrovnik, your journey will take you to the beautiful islands of Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Mljet and Korčula, traveling by bike, ferry boats and catamarans. You will enjoy your cycle between seaside villages, tiny medieval walled towns and lovely quiet pebbled bays, set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains. The trip concludes in the well known town of Dubrovnik, where you can admire the architecture of the old stone town center.

     

    Highlights:

    • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Croatian Islands.
    • Breathe in the magical and natural scents of Hvar Island.
    • Explore Korčula and Brač islands and hilly Pelješac peninsula.
    • Stay in charming Mediterranean accommodations.
    • Enjoy cycling through the most beautiful parts of Dalmatia.
    • Visit the picturesque towns of Dubrovnik and Split.
    • Homemade culinary specialities, rich culture and stone architecture.
    • Enjoy the most beautiful part of Adriatic Croatia.

    Facts:

    • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
    • Activity: Self guided cycling.
    • Grade: Easy to Moderate.
    • Accommodation: Small Hotels *** and Private Accommodations ***
    • Date: From May 5th to October 30th.
    • Booking: Any day of the week.
    • Start of the tour: Split, Croatia.

     

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Full organisation of the cycling tour.
    • Introductory briefing in Split on day 1 (morning or afternoon - face to face).
    • Self Guided LIFE Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, ferry and catamaran tickets with timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, ...
    • GPS routes/tracks (all stages - all days).
    • APP for navigation (login with phone or tablet) and phone holder.
    • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
    • 7 nights in 3*/4* hotels and private accommodation with breakfast.
    • All sea transfers (ferry & catamaran) according to the itinerary;
      • Ferry transfer from Split to Rogač (Šolta island) and back to Split; ferry transfer to Supertar (Brač island); ferry transfer from Sobra to Prapratno (Pelješac).
      • Catamaran transfer from Milna to Hvar (Hvar island); Catamaran transfer from Hvar to Korčula (Korčula Island) and Korčula to Pomena (Mljet island).
    • 8-day rental of Trek DS touring bike with helmet, lock, pump, spare tube, chain lube and repair kit.
    • Ortlieb waterproof handlebar pack, and side bags for luggage.
    • Main luggage transfer from Split to Dubrovnik.
    • Tourist tax and VAT.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel to/from the start/end point of the tour.
    • Food and drinks: all food and drinks, except breakfast at the accommodation.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Luggage transfers; you travel with your luggage in bike panniers.

     

    High season surcharge: 260€ (June 1st to September 30th)

     

    Optional extras:

    • *Bike rental: E-touring bike: 40€/day
    • Single supplement: 560€
    • Luggage transfer (3 transfers; on Brač, Mljet and Peljašac): 450 €

    * e-bike rental includes: bike rental with helmet, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.

    1. Day1 SPLIT - HOME OF THE ROMAN EMPERORS DIOCLETIAN PALACE
      • Morning or afternoon introductory meeting in Split - "face to face meeting"
      • Optional: Coastal biking tour and Marjan Nature Park walking or cycling.
      • Old town walking tour.
      • Hotel***/****, Split.
      • 10-15 km / +150-200m / 2-3 hours
    2. Day2 ŠOLTA ISLAND - WHITE STONE RIDE
      • Breakfast in hotel, Split.
      • Morning ferry transfer from Split to Rogač (Šolta Island).
      • Šolta Island Cycling tour - exploring a forgotten island!
      • Afternoon ferry transfer from Rogač to Split.
      • Hotel in Split, ***/****
      • 36.5 km / +350m / 3-4 hours
      • Tarmac 90%, gravel road 10%
      • The Best of Šolta Island.
    3. Day3 BRAČ ISLAND - EAST TO WEST COAST RIDE
      • Breakfast in hotel, Split.
      • Morning ferry transfer from Split to Supertar (Brač Island).
      • Brač Island Cycling tour - From east side beaches to the far west side of Island.
      • Overnight Hotel Milna***.
      • 49.5 km / +1100m / 5-6 hours
      • Tarmac 90%, fine gravel road 10%
      • The Best backroads and places of Brač Island.
    4. Day4 HVAR ISLAND - BIKING ALONG A REMOTE LIMESTONE RIDGE
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Morning catamaran transfer from Milna to Hvar (Hvar island).
      • Cycling tour: Biking from Hvar Town to Brusje, Velo Grablje, Stari Grad  ... -  Famous West Island Loop!
      • Overnight Hotel***, Hvar town.
      • 44.4 km / +950m / 4-5 hours
      • Tarmac 85%, fine gravel road 15%
    5. Day5 KORČULA ISLAND - HILLY RIDE
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Morning catamaran transfer from Hvar (Hvar island) to Korčula (Korčula town).
      • Cycling tour: Biking from Korčula town to Babina, Čara, Zavalatica, Pupnatska Luka, Pupnat, Lubarda and Korčula town ...
      • Overnight Hotel***, Korčula town.
      • Option I: 39 km | +750m | 3-4 hours
      • Option II: 48 km | +9800m | 4-5 hours
      • Tarmac 90% | fine gravel road 10%
    6. Day6 MLJET ISLAND - NATURAL WONDER
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Morning catamaran transfer from Korčula to Pomena (Mljet Island).
      • Cycling tour: Biking from Pomena to old Solina and to Sobra via backroads ...
      • An extraordinary cycling experience on a special island of the Adriatic Sea!
      • Mljet National Park on Mljet Island is the most important protected area of the Dalmatian south.
      • Overnight Hotel or private apartment***, Sobra town (Mljet Island).
      • 45 km | +950m | 4-5 hours
      • Tarmac 85% | fine gravel road 15%
    7. Day7 PELJEŠAC PENINSULA AND TO DUBROVNIK
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Morning ferry transfer from Sobra to Prapratno (Pelješac peninsula).
      • Cycling tour: Prapratno - Ston - Dubrovnik - An extraordinary experience of what was once the Republic of Dubrovnik!
      • 52 km / +11m 95 / 4-5 hours
      • Tarmac 95%, fine gravel road 5%
    8. Day8 DUBROVNIK - AN ARHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • End of the tour
      • Walking tour Around Dubrovnik old town.
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    3* Private apartments

    7 nights in 3*/4* hotels and private accommodation with breakfast.

    Day 1: 3* hotel in Split, breakfast included.

    Day 2: 3* hotel in Split, breakfast included.

    Day 3: 3* Hotel in Milna, Brač Island, breakfast included.

    Day 4: 3* Apartment or Hotel in Hvar, Hvar Island, breakfast included.

    Day 5: 3* Hotel in Korčula town, Korčula Island, breakfast included.

    Day 6: 3* Apartment or Hotel, Sobra town, Mljet Island, breakfast included.

    Day 7: 3* Hotel in Dubrovnik, breakfast included.

     

     

    •  Shoes –  sneakers or any appropriate shoes for biking
    • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection
    • Water bottle (preferably reusable)
    • First aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads)

    The tour is considered to be moderate. There is an average of 45 kilometres of biking each day with ascends and descends. A good physical condition is essential.

    The tour is not appropriate for children younger than 15 years and for pregnant women.

    • Breakfast is included in every accommodation. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop in local restaurants and shops all along the way for lunches, snacks and dinners.
    • We advise that you to start your daily trips early in the morning to allow yourself enough time to stop often and enjoy the scenery! And escape the hot summer sun!
    • As the weather can change quickly, do not forget to bring your rain-covers and a change of extra dry clothes. We also advise that you to place pack things in plastic bags before packing them in the waterproof panniers.
    • All customers are required  to notify us before booking the tour of  any medical conditions, as well as  dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all activities in the program. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.

    We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in on your adventure.

    You will get bikes with full equipment – bike panniers, spare tire and repair kit, bike lock and helmet.

    • You will be travelling with panniers attached to your bikes, so be ready to pack accordingly.
    • You can keep your remaining luggage with our representative, who will deliver it to you on last day.
    • Each day you will be staying in a different accommodation. You will be staying in 3-star hotels or private apartments with ensuite bathroom.
    Overall Rating
    5/5
    N. Harth
    Reviewed On 27/10/2021
    5/5

    This was an awesome way to see Croatia. Fabulous scenery, challenging cycling and really enjoyed swimming on islands. The food was excellent, the accommodation was very comfortable, which made for an excellent vacation. Along the way you make great friends while you explore the history, bond over a bottle of wine and share the days great stories. We loved every moment and are already planning our next bike and sail in either Slovenia or Northern Croatia.”

    Zoey N.
    Reviewed On 17/09/2019
    5/5

    We had a great time and loved Croatia (great food and wine, people, sights) and would definitely recommend the trip. The cycling consisted of a good mix of hilly and flat roads and we were surprised at how challenging some of the hills were. We had normal road bikes but maybe next time we would consider e-bikes to make it easier to get up the hills, especially with panniers - it seems the majority of people were riding e-bikes on the islands. The hotels were all of a great standard (with a very good breakfast).

    Theresa W.
    Reviewed On 06/11/2018
    5/5

    Myself and my husband decided for a 10-day self-guided cycling tour in Croatia. We went with LIFE Adventures based on friend’s recommendation. It turned out to be one of the best holiday decisions we ever made. Cycling on the islands of Brač, Hvar and Korčula, meeting the locals, learning about their rich culture and history and of course trying the most delicious food, is something we will never forget. We fell in love with Croatia! Daily cycle tours are somewhere around 45 kilometers, with some steep sections, so the tour does require relatively good fitness level. However, the bike trail is well planned, to mainly avoid roads with heavy traffic. The staff was very friendly and informative, the instructions were clear and easy to follow, the bikes and equipment in perfect condition, hotels very comfortable (3* and 4* stars). I would highly recommend LIFE Adventures to everyone!

    Sophia Porter
    Reviewed On 22/06/2018
    5/5

    The Dalmatian coast and the islands we visited were stunning. We had an extremely enjoyable experience on this tour. Thanks for everything.

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